Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 321 km east of Suva, Central, Fiji, on Thursday, 6 September 2018 at 05:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 538 km depth
6 Sep 05:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Depth: 538.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.96°S / 178.53°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)
Nearest volcano: Taveuni (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
321 km (199 mi) E of Suva (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) S of Leava (Sigave, Wallis & Futuna) (pop: 480) --> See nearby quakes!
485 km (302 mi) WNW of Pangai (Tonga) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) NW of Nuku'alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
497 km (309 mi) NW of Nuku‘alofa (Tonga) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
506 km (315 mi) NW of Kolonga (Tonga) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (330 mi) NW of ‘Ohonua (Ohonua, Tonga) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Vanuabalavu Island --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SSE of Chicobea Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||538 km||Fiji Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.5||537 km||FIJI REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.5||531 km||- 281km SE of Lambasa, Fiji||USGS|
|M 5.4||535 km||Fiji Islands Region||GeoAu|
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